Hi, I have 41 Buff Orpingtons. They are 8 months old. None of the other chickens are acting sickly. They are eating layers crumbles. They get vinegar in the water. They get cracked corn, oatmeal, fresh vegies, fresh fruit, some yogurt for treats They have a ventilated coop with a constantly open pop door Two weeks ago I partially enclosed the run, so the bitter cold wind wouldnt terrorize them They have had dry dead leaves in the coop and run since all the leaves dropped off the trees one month ago My rooster (ROO) has wheezed at the end of his crow since the beginning of his crowing. The head shake has been going on for about two , two and a half months. He doesnt do it constantly, just every once in a while. So Since there were no other signs or symptoms I just kind of watched it but didnt feel panicky. In just the last couple days, he has started to wheeze badly. He wheezes while breathing and there is a musical quality to his exhales. I tried to look down his throat for Gape worm. That was hard to do to a struggling rooster. I just got my bag of DE. If it is worms....will the DE take care of it? I have OXY-MYACIN 10 that has not even been opened from an earlier scare with another chicken......would this help. There is no vet in my area that cares for avians. If someone could help me I would appreciate it. I know this sounds like a calm discourse but I am crying and screaming inside. My heart is in the pit of my stomache. I really dont want anything happening to my ROO. Please tell me what I need and need to do.